Administrative Law Judges For Social Security Disability

Mar 27, 2011 No Comments by

The Social Security Administration employs something like 1,300 Administrative Law Judges for Social Security disability cases. Who are they? They’re all lawyers. They have to have a fair amount of experience as lawyers. Some of them worked for Social Security before becoming an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) but most of them worked in other fields of the law.

Applying to become one of the Administrative Law Judges for Social Security disability is not easy. Many attorneys try for years to become a Social Security ALJ. The standards are high.

Administrative Law Judges for Social Security disability differ in the rates at which they approve disability claims. ALJs are supposed to be assigned to hear cases in rotation. This means you cannot select which one of the Administrative Law Judges for Social Security disability you want to hear your case.

The vast majority of the Administrative Law Judges for Social Security disability treat Social Security claimants with respect. There is no reason to fear going before one of the Administrative Law Judges for Social Security disability. I always tell people that the hearing is about as stressful as getting your drivers license renewed.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.